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azzman007 asked in SportsMartial Arts · 7 months ago

i got rust on my samurai sword how do i get it off without causing major damage?

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  • 7 months ago
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    For light staining: use extra uchiko powder and rub harder to remove the spots.

    For surface rust: use 1500-2000 grit wet-dry sandpaper, working on a tiny section of the blade at a time. Make sure the blade is secured to a flat surface, and facing away from you.

    For deeper pitted rust: use a wire-bristle brush to remove the majority of the rust dust. Use a little WD-40 and very fine wire scrubbing pads to scratch out the rust.

    Once there is no discoloration left, clean as for surface rust with extra-fine wet-dry sandpaper. Make sure you protect the blade after treating the rust with mineral oil before storing

    Source(s): Many pompous years
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    • Robert J
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      The answer has been edited since my original comment. It first stated samurai swords do not rust.

      The methods posted in the edited answer are a good way of destroying any value the blade had.

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